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Clean Code in PHP

By : Carsten Windler, Alexandre Daubois
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Book Image

Clean Code in PHP

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By: Carsten Windler, Alexandre Daubois

Overview of this book

PHP is a beginner-friendly language, but also one that is rife with complaints of bad code,;yet no clean code books are specific to PHP. Enter Clean Code in PHP. This book is a one-stop guide to learning the theory and best practices of clean code specific to real-world PHP app development environments. This PHP book is cleanly split to help you navigate through coding practices and theories to understand and adopt the nuances of the clean code paradigm. In addition to covering best practices, tooling for code quality, and PHP design patterns, this book also presents tips and techniques for working on large-scale PHP apps with a team and writing effective documentation for your PHP projects. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to write human-friendly PHP code, which will fuel your PHP career growth and set you apart from the competition.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1 – Introducing Clean Code
Part 2 – Maintaining Code Quality

It is about More Than Just Code

Wouldn’t describing PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) as a programming language be a bit reductive when you think about it? We must face the facts: PHP is not a simple programming language. It’s a complete ecosystem, with a gigantic community, thousands of contributors, and new features being proposed and released regularly. But not only that: millions of libraries and application programming interfaces (API) are written and launched thanks to PHP. Even many command-line tools are entirely developed thanks to the PHP language. PHP is a whole world on its own. Let’s start by looking at the reasons why PHP is not just a language for writing a website.

These are the topics we will cover in this chapter:

  • PHP as an ecosystem
  • Choosing the right libraries
  • A word about semantic versioning
  • Stability versus trends